Denver Journeys through the Flavors of Orthodox Food

The Orthodox Food Festival celebrates Eastern culture and cuisine

Crowds feast on food at the Orthodox Food Festival.

Foodies can treat their stomachs to a trip around the world at the eighth Annual Orthodox Food Festival in Denver July 14 - 15. With all recipes homemade by the parishioners at the Holy Transfiguration of Christ Cathedral in Denver, guests are invited to spend their weekend tasting the home-cooked culinary specialties of Russia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Eritrea, Greece and Mexico.

Tempt your tastebuds with Serbian dishes such as krompir kackavalj, a luscious potato and cheese casserole, or sarma, a cabbage roll loaded with pork, rice, onion, and spices. At the Russian booth, guests can feast on traditional pelmini meat dumplings or fried breads like belyashi, chebureki, or pirozhki. Meaty Romanian meals such as mici and tochitura are also notable noshes to try.

In between tastings there are folk dancing classes, performances, live music, craft tables, an iconography exhibit, and tours of the historic cathedral. For children, there is a bouncy castle, face painting, snow cones, and a pool.

Admission to the event is free.